One day I was made happy.
and Adjutant Hill
came to see me. They had ridden back fifteen miles. Some of the boys had found a chicken, and they had made a broth and brought it to me in an old coffee pot
It was the first thing that had tasted good, and I shared it with Sherwood
Some think soldiers are hard-hearted.
No hearts more tender can be found than in the breasts of brave men. When those officers parted from me that day not one of us could speak, and tears ran down our cheeks as we pressed each other's hands.
My mind had been quite active, and I had come to the conclusion that I would move my lodging as soon as possible.
One surgeon had said that I would not live twenty-four hours, another that I must remain where I was two weeks. It struck me that to die in twenty-four hours or stay where I was two weeks would neither be pleasant for myself nor those near me.
I talked the matter over with Sherwood
We counted our cash and found we had five dollars each, and we formed a syndicate.
We made Mike Scannell
our agent, with instructions to bring some kind of conveyance to take us off the field.
The next morning he reported with a citizen, a horse and side-spring wagon
The whole lot was not worth ten dollars, but we paid our money and were loaded and on our way to Littletown, where we arrived in due time, and were driven to a church which had been converted into a temporary hospital.
We found it nearly full, but they made room for us. I had a nice place on top of the pews in the broad aisle.
There was no organization of the hospital.
Two of the town doctors were doing all they could, being assisted by